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September 4th 2009
Published: September 7th 2009
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Looking out from the quayside in Alter.
But we're >700km from the sea !!! in Alter do Chao a beach resort in the Amazon, the sand is soft and white, the sky blue, but instead of the sea we have the Rio Tapajos, a tributary of the Amazon. It's a great place, very slow, relaxed and chilled out. And because the river is dark coloured water it's relatively acidic so there are no mosquitoes !!!! yeah !!! The place we're staying is great, a few hundred metres from the town centre set amongst trees and run by an ageing hippy who now wants to move deeper into the forest because Alter has become too busy !!!!
We spent most of the day in the sunshine on the beach, which we had almost to ourselves - great. We watched the sunset with beer from a local bar and then had a dinner of fresh local fish which was really tasty. It doesn't get much better than this :-)

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View along the beach to our right.

View along the beach to our left.
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Cool, laid back hostel. Hammocks again, for our time in the Amazon they were our normal "beds".

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